This novelty item isn't what it is presented as being. This is NOT Biblical Hebrew by any stretch of the imagination. This is MODERN Hebrew. You won't hear a waaw pronounced anywhere in this resource...it's all about the vav. There are other doubtful pronunciations as well. Disappointing, but pretty much what I expected.
- Thanks for the warning. Was really considering it.
- Unfortunately, you seem to think that the academically taught pronunciation of Biblical Hebrew is the correct form. It is not, in the same way academically taught Greek isn't either. These forms of pronunciation were constructed for use during a time (Erasmus -1500's) when there was great uncertainty on how certain letters sounded. Not having heard this recording I cannot comment on it's quality.
- I have never heard tell of "Erasmian Hebrew"...but what do you know, a Google search turned up ONE hit for that search string. Who knew that the screenwriter of "E. T." was a also a medieval historian? Perhaps that explains this questionable terminology? :p Actually, it is MASSIVELY WELL-KNOWN that the vav is of relatively recent vintage. Daawidh Hamelekh almost certainly never heard such a sound pronounced in his contemporaneous Hebrew. In fact, it's extremely doubtful that Yeishuua` ever heard a vav used in His day either. When 99+% of scholars agree on a particular point, to entirely ignore that data point in favor of "something else" constitutes something akin to malfeasance. Buth certainly knows this, but he chose to proceed in opposition to FACT. His choice in this matter leads me to seriously question his so-called "expertise" in Koinay Greek. As I stated a few times before this product was completed and offered for sale, it would have been best if this product had never seen the light of day. A significant portion of what is promoted as "accurate" in this product is DEMONSTRABLY INCORRECT. People who give this product 5 stars are rubber-stamping shoddiness as a matter of course. Shame on them.